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I Live in the Eastern US - Does Climate Change Matter to Me? | Global Weirding

Katharine Hayhoe, Global Weirding Series

This video discusses impacts that the Eastern US is experiencing due to climate change. It describes the seasonal shifts that may affect tourism in New England, extreme heat in the Southeast, how rising sea level affects coastal areas, changes in hurricane intensity, the spread of invasive species and disease, as well as other topics.

Video length is 9:23 mins

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Climate Literacy

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Teaching Tips

  • This is an excellent spring-board video for lessons. An instructor can break this video into specialized data sections to launch a myriad of activities - think of a web diagram with the video in the center.
  • Since there is so much data presented in this video, it would be good to show it full length at first and then repeat it, stopping and restarting it, so the students could take accurate notes. By re-watching, restarting and stopping it will also allow students sufficient time to process the information individually or begin a small group/whole group discussion.

About the Content

  • There is a high quantity and quality of data focusing on the effects of climate change in the US Eastern, South Eastern and Coastal regions presented in this mini-lecture style video. A rigorous amount of data is sourced/referenced throughout this video lecture.
  • Comments from expert scientist:
  • Scientific strengths: This source provides clear examples of real-world problems and statistics for different scenarios.

About the Pedagogy

  • In a video lecture-type format (with some cartoon animation) data is presented citing the effects of climate change in the US Eastern and South Eastern states and coast lines.
  • This video presents a large amount of statistics/data in a non-intimidating way and would serve as an excellent mini-lecture or as an anticipatory activity in a classroom setting. No prerequisite skills are required.
  • The quality of the data presented is remarkable and definitely allows for a student to research one particular sub-topic (student choice-voice, differentiation, diverse learning styles) as a lesson enhancement, PBL project or interdisciplinary unit since the data presented hits all science fields, mathematics, statistics, geography, economics, urban development as well as many other content fields.
  • This video will engage students, especially living in the Eastern/South Eastern US. No teacher's guide is required.
  • This video would provide a good introduction to the idea of regional affects of climate change. This video is part of a series of three videos focusing on different parts of the country, so teachers could use the video that is relevant to their students. It will help students understand how climate change will impact them directly or could lead to a discussion of what impacts students are seeing.
  • The cartoons and animations provide an engaging visualization of the concepts.
  • The video nicely sums up a variety of different climate change issues.
  • From a career and college readiness perspective, the scientist featured in this video is a female scientist and could be seen as a role model to underserved populations.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Youtube video format allows for subtitles and Spanish translations.

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Entered the Collection: November 2019 Last Reviewed: June 2019

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